HOW TO PREVENT WATER DAMAGE

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Water is the most abundant compound on Earth’s surface, covering 70 percent of the planet. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water and at birth. . Water is a necessity in life, but it can also cause great problems.Water damage can lead to wood rot, peeling paint, insect infestation, roofing issues, and increasing maintenance cost.
The best ways to prevent water damage from rainwater and snowmelt:

Windows/Doors: Check for leaks around your windows and doors, paying extra attention near the corners. Peeling paint could be signs of water getting into the wood. Discolored paint or swelling of the window or door frame could be signs of water damage.

Roof: Repair or replace shingles around any area that allows water to penetrate the roof sheathing. Leaks will most commonly be found around chimneys, plumbing vents and attic vents. To find the source of a ceiling leak, measure its location from the nearest outside wall and then locate this point in the attic using a measuring tape. Water may run along the attic floor, rafters, or truss for quite a distance before coming through the ceiling.

Foundation and Exterior Walls: Seal any cracks and holes in external walls, joints, and foundations.

Plumbing: Check for leaking faucets and dripping or “sweating” pipes. Inspect washing machine hoses for bulges, cracks or wetness. Replace them every few years or sooner if problems are found. Inspect the water heater for signs of rust or water on the floor.

Landscaping: Keep trees trimmed so that branches are 7 feet away from any exterior house surface. This will help prolong the life of your siding and roof and prevent insects from entering your home from the tree. Vines growing on the side of a home can help open cracks in the siding, which allows moisture the house.
If water damage does occur, you can minimize the damage by addressing the problem quickly. If water is flowing into the home from burst piping or damaged appliances, shut off the water supply, found outside the house or at the meter.
Olympic water damage & Restoration specializes in Water Damage Restoration. Olympic Water Damage & Restoration will go through the entire process of drying all the way to the rebuild. We use cutting edge drying equipment and thermal cameras that show exactly where the problems are quickly focusing on detecting energy waste, moisture, and electrical issues. It’s the most cost-effective and easy way to help save our customers money. We accommodate the homeowner and insurance agent by cutting cost by using our thermal imaging cameras. Visit us today atwww.olympiclosangelesrestoration.com or call us today at 800-921-7775.
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Pet Stain Cleaning – Remove your pet stains

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We Love our pets. Pets brighten up our day and are very loving,however sometimes we have great challenges keeping our home clean . Many people believe that if they clean it themselves the problems are solved however fail to think that fecal matter spores and urine has travelled around the house and is very hard to clean . Professional cleaning services are highly recommended to illuminate pet odors and contamination.If you are looking for Professional Carpet Cleaning, our expert technicians have experience with every type of Oriental rug, carpet, curtain and upholstery fabric and fiber you can think of. While you can certainly clean your carpets yourself, most homeowners don’t have access to the same kind of equipment used by professional carpet cleaners. Hiring a company like us is generally cost effective. When you consider the cost and difficulties involved in renting professional equipment and hauling it back and forth from your property, it may make more sense to shell out a  few extra dollars to have a professional clean the carpets. Just a sneak peak of the testimonial made by our customer who hired us to remove the pet stains in his condo “WOW! Completely amazed at the job done. Can’t believe they got all those dog stains and nasty odor out!! Highly recommended!” 5/31/2015 by Daniel R.  For our full testimonial page please click here .

 

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Attic should be cleaned , deodorized & disinfected every 15-20 Years to minimize daily sickness such as allergies, cold & flues that are mostly caused by air born allergens & dust .many times rodents live in your attic or crawl space , need crawl space or attic clean up call us today for an inspection at 310-868-6558. we provide
rodent infestation clean up
insulation removal
odor control
rodent proofing
air duct repair and replace
attic and crawl space insulation
sanitation
crawl space cleaning
thermal inspection

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Penicillium – is the green fungus usually found on Breads, Cakes, and more.
Aspergillus – a household mold that grows in textiles and wallpaper, and materials.
Trichoderma- is a green mold that is present in soil and plastic containers.
Chaetomium- the mold that can affect humans and grow fungus.
Alternaria- household mold
You can’t completely avoid contacts with mold however there are, but there are things you can do to help avoid them. Here are a few suggestions fix leaks promptly, Always run the fan in the bathroom during or after the shower, if household mold ever gets to hard to handle than call the professionals at Olympic los angeles restoration at 310-868-6558 or visit us at www.olympiclosangelesrestoration.com

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How‬ do I get rid of mold‬?

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Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back. we here at Olympic Los Angeles Restoration  can come and inspect your home for free, Call us today at 310-868-6558 for your free inspection MOLD inspection WATER DAMAGE  FREE or visit us at http://olympiclosangelesrestoration.com/

 

Hello Readers I am a nurse and was hired to write this portion of today’s newsletter. So many ask images
Can mold cause health problems?

 

Molds have the potential to cause health problems especially if they have been stasis for long periods of time. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxics. Inhaling or touching may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses can include but is not limited to sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash . Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds often times can cause asthma attacks . In addition to the above , mold exposure can cause irritation to the the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs . . Research is ongoing for any other health effects.
index One of my patients came into the clinic with many symptoms mentioned above. series of tests were done with no avail until one day the doctor decided to run a skin test which revealed positive for mold. The patient was shocked as he was subjected to mold . upon further research mold was found in his office that was there for long periods of time. Perhaps if you have any of these symptoms call us for a free inspection .For free visual mold inspection please call 310-868-6558 or visit us at http://olympiclosangelesrestoration.com/

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Many of our customers ask why is mold growing in my home ? (which is a very good question and thought i would share ) yuk mold

to be blunt molds are part of the natural environment. indoors mold growth should be avoided at all times . Molds reproduce by by tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on wet surfaces. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. That’s why when water damage occurs there is a big scare for mold and thus mold remediation may be necessary